Donnie Dewees has gotten off to an excellent start to his season with the South Bend Cubs.
After eight games, Donnie Dewees is batting .406/.432/.719 with two doubles and four triples for a 1.151 OPS. Dewees is 13-for-32 with three walks, three strikeouts and 23 total bases, and he’s 2-for-4 in the stolen base department.
Dewees saw his hitting streak (5) and on-base streak (7) come to an end on Friday. Dewees went 0-for-4 with a sac fly RBI in South Bend’s 10-3 loss. A report from South Bend Cubs Radio indicated he just missed an opposite field Grand Slam and had to settle for the sacrifice fly in the seventh inning.
The Cubs selected the 22-year old in the second round of last June’s draft. Dewees hit .266/.306/.376 with 14 doubles, a triple and five home runs for a .682 OPS in 66 games last season with Eugene. And Dewees stole 19 bases (19-for-26).
Defensively in the first seven games, Dewees has played five games in center field and two in left field.
Donnie Dewees is part of a very talented South Bend outfield that includes Eloy Jimenez and Eddy Julio Martinez. While he may be in the shadow of the two sluggers, Dewees should not be overlooked in the conversation of the top outfield prospects in the Cubs’ system.